The system has in many ways reached its limits, and a combination of more resources, continued incremental improvements and radical thinking is needed to make it more flexible and adaptable, says ALNAP's latest report.
A new paper attempts to identify the issues and challenges relating to the evaluation of protection work carried out by humanitarian actors, including those both with and without a specific protection mandate.
A new ALNAP report recommends that in any emergency response agencies should explicitly clarify the respective role and level of accountability of the organisation, the country director/representative and the country leadership team.
A new paper presents lessons learned from flood responses in developing countries. It is intended for people working in relief and recovery operations who have to decide if, when and how to intervene after a flood.
Literature review identifies three approaches to leadership: ‘exceptional-individual’, structured, and collaborative. Elements from each could be incorporated into a distinctive humanitarian model of leadership.
Recurrent collective failures to respond decisively in the face of strong evidence of impending crises, such as drought in the Horn of Africa, highlight the point that generating such evidence is only one part of the challenge.